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July 4, 1863
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, July 4, 1863
* Siege of Vicksburg - Mississippi
* Pre Battle of Gettysburg Northern invasion
The ftpg. shows: "...Working on The Fortifications near Harrisburg, Pa." & two naval scenes. Inside includes: "...At Winter's Plantation Near Port Hudson"; a great doublepg. centerfold: "Siege of Vicksburg--Sherman'... See More
December 14, 1895
HARPER'S WEEKLY--CHRISTMAS, Dec. 14, 1895
* Maxfield Parrish
Certainly the feature of this issue is the great Maxfield Parrish front cover which shows a waiter delivering a plate with Christmas pudding. Typically this desirable cover is lacking as they were extracted from volumes over the years. Rare to find an issue with this cover intact.
Although the prints w... See More
December 16, 1882
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 16, 1882 The full ftpg. is: "Abandoned". A very nice doublepage centerfold: "Visions of Christmas-Tide" has four scenes including a central print showing Santa Claus, with his bag of toys, distributing dolls to a children's hospital (see). A few other Christmas related prints as well.
Complete in 32 pages, nice condition... See More
February 24, 1877
HARPER'S WEEKLY February 24, 1877. Full ftpg. Thomas Nast illus. of: "A Jewel Among Swine." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "St. Valentine's Day in Merrie Old England." Full pg. illus. of: "Skating in Central Park."
The doublepage centerfold has several illus. pertaining to "The Water Color Exhibition, at the National Academy of Design, New York - Sketche... See More
September 3, 1892
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 3, 1892
* Buffalo Bill Cody
* Fredric Remington
* Wild West show print
The full ftpg. is a nice print of: "Mrs. Grover Cleveland". Inside has a nice full page montage of prints by Frederic Remington: "Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show in London--The Cossacks & Guachos", including part of a poster which shows Buffalo Bill himself.... See More
December 27, 1856
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, December 27, 1856 Among the noteworthy items within this issue is the frontpage 9 x 8 inch print of the new Westminster Clock Bell (of Big Ben fame), with supporting text (see images). Significant as well are the two prints related to the famous arctic exploring vessel "The HMS Resolute". Other prints include: "The Rev. Dr. Livings... See More
November 21, 1891
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Nov. 21, 1891 The full ftpg. is a duo-tone print of: "A Box Party at the Horse Show" which is quite displayable. Other prints inside include: "St. Bartholomew's Parish House...Parochial Help for the Poor of New York City" "Offering Prayer in a Chinese Club House in Mott St." a fine doublepg. centerfold: "S... See More
December 18, 1896
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, London, December 18, 1896 This is a single leaf "Extra-Supplement" only, a color print of: "Two Little Doves, From a Painting by B. Hall". A nice item for display in very nice condition. Measures 11 by 15 1/2 inches.
September 26, 1891
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 26 1891 The front page shows: "Indigent Russian Jews detained at the Barge Office, New York City". Additional prints include: "Cranberry picking on Cape Cod" "Timber Rafts on the St. Lawrence River" "Our Alaska Expedition" showing men in kayaks at Lullukuk Point, and much more.
Si... See More
February 22, 1873
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, Feb. 22, 1873 This is the "Extra Supplement" doublepage centerfold only, captioned: "The Temple of Heaven, Pekin" in China. See the hyperlink for more on this notable temple, which dates back to the early 1400's.
Great condition, 21 1/2 by 15 1/2 inches.... See More
February 2, 1893
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Feb. 2, 1893 A great issue for skiers as the full ftpg. shows: "Winter Sports in the West--Flying On Skis--Thorger Hemmestvedt's Great Jump of 103 Feet at Red Wing, Minnesota". Red Wing is the birthplace of America ski-jumping (see hyperlink).
Inside has an interesting full page: "Shall We Restrict Immigration? Specimen Types of C... See More
February 28, 1885
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Feb. 28, 1885 The ftpg. shows: "...Rescue of a Schooner's Crew Off Fire Island by the Life-Saving Corps". Inside has a full page print: "Dedication of the Washington National Monument...", plus a few other unrelated prints.
Sixteen pages, very nice condition.
February 1, 1862
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Feb. 1, 1862 The ftpg. shows: "Campaign on the Potomac--Guard House Near Langley, Virginia, with Rebel Prisoners". A fullpg. print shows: "Port Royal Expedition--Scene in the Military Market at Beaufort" showing many African-American slaves.
Other prints include: "Encampment of the National Army Near Rolla", Missouri; &... See More
September 20, 1890
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York Sept. 20, 1890 The front page has full-length portraits of: "Oliver S. Campbell, Champion Of The United States" and "H. W. Slocum, Jr., Ex-Champion", both in tennis attire of the day and each holding a tennis racket. Caption: "The National Lawn-Tennis Tournament On The Grounds Of The Casino, At Newport, Commencing August 27th.... See More
January 5, 1856
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Jan. 5, 1856 Taking most of the front page is a print of: "Pierce And His Cabinet Discussing American Affairs". Inside has a nice illus: "All Souls Church, 20th Street, 4th Avenue, New York" and "Gymnastic Institute" and a portrait of General Walker with a related halfpg. print: "Arresting The Steamship Northern Light&... See More
February 23, 1856
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, Feb. 23, 1856 The front page has a print of: "The New U.S. Steam Frigate Merrimac on Her Trial Trip". This was the ship that would ultimately be scuttled by the U.S. Navy with the outbreak of the Civil War, and they resurrected by the Confederate Navy & converted to an iron-clad & be involved in the very famous battle with... See More
May 11, 1893
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, May 11, 1893 Of special interest is item #9 of "Notable Jews - Dr. Joseph Krauskopf" which also includes a photograph & biography of him. This is a series which ran in Leslie's for much of the year.
Other prints include a full ftpg. of: "The Opening of the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago" plus a doublpg. centerfold with... See More
April 30, 1853
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, April 30, 1853 The front page shows: "Representation of the Royal Guards, of Cincinnati, Ohio" Inside prints include: "View of the City of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania" (with textual description), "View of Indian Falls, near Cold Spring, New York", "New badge of the Boston Police" "View of Font Hill, Forrest Castle, at ... See More
June 14, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 14, 1862
* Robert Smalls, "Hero of the Planter", who would eventually go from the walls of slavery to the halls of The House of Representatives
Perhaps the most notable print (with related text) is that of: "Robert Smalls, Captain of the Gun Boat 'Planter' " which includes a related article as well. As Wikipedia note... See More
May 5, 1892
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED WEEKLY, New York, May 5, 1892 The front page of this issue is very colorful and shows a horse-drawn coach traveling along a busy New York street, captioned: "A May Morning on Fifth Avenue".... See More
Color front pages of Leslie's were quite rare during the late 19th century. This is certainly one of the earliest, and perhaps the best we've se
Color front pages of Leslie's were quite rare during the late 19th century. This is certainly one of the earliest, and perhaps the best we've se
January 21, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, a great eight issue lot of dates Jan. 1, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 1859; May 19, June 9, 23, & 30, 1860. All issues are complete in 16 pages, are loose & a bit irregular at the spine, but the pages & prints are in very nice clean condition. See our website (seek by date) for the wealth of fine prints within each.
Total retail value our website is $264. We offer th... See More
April 20, 1878
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 20, 1878 The full front page is a Thomas Nast political cartoon captioned "An International Conference About Money" which shows Uncle Sam. Pages within include a full page: "Private Theatricals at Blackville--I Hang Upon De Honey Ob Doze Laps!", a print of "The Liberian Ship Azor", a print of: "House at San Stefano in wh... See More
November 11, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 11, 1871
* Great Chicago Fire of 1871
The full front page is taken up with 9 scenes of: "The Ruined Churches of Chicago". Another full page shows the ruins of Chicago after the fire, plus a half page as well.
The double page centerfold is a very famous political cartoon by Thomas Nast: "The Tammany Tiger Loose" which is tipped-in... See More
February 25, 1888
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, February 25, 1888 The front cover shows: "Chasing and Capturing a Diamond thief at the South African Diamond-Fields" with four scenes. Within the issues is "The Delagoa Bay Railway, South Africa"; half page print: "Trial of M. Wilson, in Paris, for Illicit Dealing in French Decorations". A full page: "The Russian Army: ... See More
January 21, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, a great eight issue lot of dates Jan. 21; Feb. 4, 11; March 3, 10, 31; April 21, 28, 1860. All issues are complete in 16 pages, are loose & irregular at the spine, but the pages & prints are in very nice clean condition. The March 3 and 10 issues have Winslow Homer prints. See our website (seek by date) for the wealth of fine prints within each.
Total retail... See More
August 22, 1863
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, August 22, 1863 The front page shows: "View of Petropolis, Near Rio de Janeiro". Inside has: "Embouchure of a River of the Western Coast of Madagascar" "A Kabar, or Council of War, in Madagascar" and "A 'Te Deum' in a Country Church". A full page "Joan of Arc at the Coronation of Charles VII at Rheims&... See More
February 26, 1876
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 26, 1876
* Great rugby print - footballThe full front page is a Thomas Nast political cartoon: "Republican Simplicity". Full page Thomas Nast political cartoon: "No Rudder - No Aim"; half page: 'The Great Fire of February 8, 1876, On Broadway'; full page: "Uncle Sam's Valentines" shows 5 scenes; 3/4... See More
April 23, 1887
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 23, 1887 This issue contains a slightly larger than a full page illustration entitled "Washington, D. C. -- An Unique Festival -- Egg-Rolling in the White House Grounds on Easter Monday" and has an accompanying article.
Also in the issue is: "Destructive Prairie Fires in Kansas -- Endangered Settlers Taking Refuge in the Plowed Fields... See More
July 19, 1913
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 19, 1913 The inside has two pages of vignettes (photoed by the famous photographer Paul Thompson) of well-known actor's and actresses of the period which include Jack Barrymore, Otis Skinner, Vincent Serrano, and Blanch Bates. Also present are images related to: "The Striker," by Frederick Bechdolt; "Le Baiser," by Rodin, "From... See More
June 18, 1853
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, June 18, 1853 P.T. Barnum was the co-owner (see photos) of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly". This effort by Barnum and the Beach brothers would last for only 48 issues.
The text on the front page is: "The Pacific Railroad" and the print shows: "Thomas H. Be... See More
August 9, 1913
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 9, 1913 The inside has "Columbia Inspires Sculpture Anew," by John Walker Harrington, which contains 2 pages of vignettes including: "The Young Girl at the Pool," by Frances Grimes, "Night" and "Day," by Michelangelo, "Toil," by Victor Salvatore, and "The Tiger," by A. Phimster Proctor. Also inc... See More
August 2, 1913
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 2, 1913 The inside has two pages of vignettes, "The Four Hundred And The Four Million," contrasting the life of the rich and the poor. Included are photos of newsboys, Coney Island, John Nicholas Brown, and Newport Children. Also shown are images and/or text related to: "The Ward Of 'Mullin Rudge'," by Marie Manning; "The... See More
April 2, 1853
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, April 2, 1853 Formatted much like Harper's Weekly, but published 4 years previous to the more famous title. P.T. Barnum was a "Special Partner" in this publication (see photos).
Front page shows; "British Mail Steamer Entering the Harbor of Vera Cruz, Mexico". Prints within include: "Fort McHenry, Baltimore Harbor, Md." "The... See More
February 10, 1849
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Feb. 10, 1849 The front page has a nice print captioned: "The Gold Region of Upper California--Encampment in the Sacramento Valley" which has a related article on pages 3 & 4: "The Gold Seekers Of California", which takes over a full column of text.
Other prints within include: "Fort George, or Astoria, Columbia River--The H... See More
December 15, 1855
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 15, 1855
* Volume 1 - Number 1 issue
This is the very first issue, volume one, number one, of what would become the first truly successful illustrated newspaper in America, predating even the famous Harper's Weekly by more than a year. Following on the heels of the Gleason's/Ballou's publication which lasted about 10 years, Les... See More
February 9, 1856
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Feb. 9, 1856
* Rare Sitka, Alaska print
The front page features a print: "Portrait of Ex-Governor Hunt, of New York" plus an article on "General Walker as a Political Mentor".
Nice prints inside include: "Entrance To The Port Of Havana, From Puerte Del Principe" & "Havana--Part Of The Harbor--Fort Of Aratas&quo... See More
May 22, 1868
THE ILLUSTRATED CHICAGO NEWS, Illinois, May 22, 1868
* Very rare title
A quite rare title which lasted by just 8 issues. This is volume 1 number 5, formatted much like the more successful Harper's Weekly & obviously an attempt to create its look-alike for the Midwest. But it would fail.
The front page features a print: "The Republican National Convention in Chicago. Scene Outs... See More
February 6, 1858
BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Feb. 6, 1858 The ftpg. shows: "Frederic W. Lincoln, Mayor of Boston". Inside has a nearly half page: "General View of the City of Syracuse, New York" and another nearly halfpg: "View of Salina Street, Syracuse, New York" with a related article on Syracuse as well. The back page has 2 prints concerning Siam.
Complete in sixteen pa... See More
August 6, 1859
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP, Boston, Aug. 6, 1859
* Rare title w/ great masthead
This title has one of the more beautiful & ornate mastheads of the 19th century, plus each page is bordered with an anchor & chain devise (see).
The front includes a print of: "The Pilgrim Hall, Plymouth, Mass." with text on it, the oldest public museum in the United Sta... See More
December 25, 1875
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 25, 1875 Inside has a full page with six prints captioned: "The Hebrew Fair at Gilmore's Garden...In Aid of the Mount Sinai Hospital..." plus a related article on the facing page.
Also within: "New York City--The Car-Drivers' Coffee Room, Corner of 7th Ave. and 50th Street..." and a full pg. with 3: "Scene... See More
May 11, 1895
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 11, 1895 The front page is a political cartoon by W. A. Rogers captioned: "All Broke Up - the Only Cure For A Financial Spree." Inside has a full page with 7 scenes of: "Sandy Hook Lightship--The Only Electric Lightship in the World". There are two pages of text headed: "The Evolution of the Amateur Pitcher" which includes 10 p... See More
April 8, 1854
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, April 8, 1854 This was one of the few illustrated newspapers of that time, preceding the famed Harper's Weekly by 6 years. The ftpg. has a nice graphic items concerning "Thomas Jefferson" with a nice view of Monticello as well. Prints inside include "An Inca of Peru" "An Indian Campo or Ante" with 3 more prints of Indians in ... See More
April 18, 1857
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 18, 1857
* Transatlantic telegraph cable
Inside has 2 pages on the: "Manufacture of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable" with 6 prints. Other prints in this issue as well.
Sixteen pages, some wear at the margins, generally good.
May 2, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 2, 1857 Two half page scenes showing the 'Niagara' laying the telegraph cable across the Atlantic Ocean, with the accompany article: "The Laying of the Transatlantic Telegraph" and small illustration of Professor Morse among others. Also an illustration: "The Transatlantic Telegraph Wire, Full Size".
Articles entitled: "The... See More
October 29, 1842
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, London, England, October 29, 1842
* Writer Charles Dickens
The front page features an article: "Recreations of the People" and an illustration: "Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Park" with fox hunters. Inside has: "A Whale in the Thames"; "Boz's Description of the Falls of Niagara" (this was Charles Dickens) which contai... See More
March 15, 1851
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, March 15, 1851
* 1st America's Cup close
* Construction of yacht "America"
The front page contains what is perhaps the earliest print of the American yacht named "America" to be found, captioned: "Yacht Building at New York to Compete with the English Yachts at Cowes". At this early point in its construction... See More
April 19, 1856
BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, Boston, April 19, 1856
* United States Capitol Building
Formatted much like Harper's Weekly, but preceding it by several years. The ftpg. has an allegorical illus. of the: "State of Illinois" with an article on the state. The prime feature of the issue is a great doublepage centerfold of the: "National Capitol" in Washington, D.C., showin... See More
August 2, 1884
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 2, 1884 The full ftpg. is a Thomas Nast political cartoon: "The Key-Note of the Great Presidential Trial". Inside has a fullpg: "At the Mouth of the Columbia River" which includes a view of Astoria, Oregon. There is a terrific fullpg. print: "Buffalo Hunting" which shows 9 scenes. Also a full page: "The Rescue of the Su... See More
February 10, 1877
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Feb. 10, 1877
* Alexander Graham Bell
The full ftpg. is a political cartoon: "The Double-Faced Head of Republican Radicalism". Inside has: "Bell's Articulating Telephone - The Transmission of Sound by Electricity" with an accompanying article; "Hon. David Davis, U.S. Senator-Elect from Illinois"; "South C... See More
January 31, 1891
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, January 31, 1891
* Wounded Knee Massacre
* Lakota Indians
The front cover of the issue features a full page illustration entitled "The Relief Corps Searching for the Dead and Wounded After the Fight with the Hostile Sioux at Wounded Knee - Discovery of a Live Papoose". Inside the issue are: double page "A Man Wanted&q... See More
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